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John Randolph GOODIN

(1836-1885)

GOODIN, John Randolph, a Representative from Kansas; born in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, December 14, 1836; moved with his father to Kenton, Ohio, in 1844; attended the Kenton High School and Geneva College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Kenton; moved to Humboldt, Kans., in 1859; elected to the State house of representatives in 1866; judge of the seventh judicial district of Kansas 1868-1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; editor of the Inter State in Humboldt, Kans.; moved to Kansas City, Kans., in 1883, where he died December 18, 1885; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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